My Favorite Photo

On left, Norma Ethel Lewis Laney and her daughter-in-law Ann Williamson Laney, holding her son--my father. 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 4: Favorite Photo PROMPT: Tell the story of a favorite photo -- who is in it, when and where was it taken, and why was it taken. Remember, it doesn't have to… Continue reading My Favorite Photo

On This Date: Marriage of John Wesley Laney and Cordelia Paris

John W. Laney and Cordelia Paris were married on October 15, 1877, in Greene County, Missouri. John and Cordelia Paris Laney were my great great-grandparents. John Wesley Laney's father, John Laney--my 3X great-grandfather John Wesley Laney's father, John Laney (1817-1894)--my 3X great-grandfather--and his brother, George Marion Laney (1829-1893), had relocated to Greene County, Missouri, from… Continue reading On This Date: Marriage of John Wesley Laney and Cordelia Paris

On This Day: Birth of Omar Weldon Laney

Omar Laney was born October 1, 1911, in Joplin, Missouri. He was my paternal grandfather. Omar Laney was the only child of Ernest Arthur Laney and Norma Ethel Lewis, both natives of Missouri. He attended Joplin High School, where he was a member of the ROTC. He was married for a few years to Juanita… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Omar Weldon Laney